Many people who are looking to sell their homes ask me this great question all the time. "When is the best time to sell my home?" And my answer? In today’s market, the sooner you can sell, the better!
In Puyallup, we are still experiencing a shortage of available homes, with only about a three month supply of inventory. New listings have been receiving immediate attention and activity, and if a home is priced correctly, its chances of receiving an offer soon after hitting the market are excellent! Are you wary of selling because your home needs a bit of updating? Good news on that front, too— Puyallup is experiencing a “perfect storm” right now in that anything and everything is being snapped up.
Because of the lower inventory, sellers have a better chance of selling more quickly and for top dollar. When there’s a lower inventory, there’s less competition overall (and in Puyallup right now, this means less competition from newer homes, too!).
If you're thinking of selling your home, definitely explore the benefits of doing so now. As always, feel free to give me a call (253-380-7702)— I can empower you with the information you need to make the best decision for you and your family!
I have been surprised and delighted to receive comments from readers thanking me for sharing statistics in a reader-friendly manner, plus requesting that I keep the updates coming. OK, so here are Trendgraphix April stats for Puyallup: for short sales, there are 127 active short sales, 24 pending shorts and only 9 closed sales in April. This is a measurable decrease in all short sales categories, particularly the closed transactions. Not sure why, but I will be investigating. Bank-owned stats stayed pretty similar, i.e. foreclosed properties are selling quickly! April shows more traditional sale homes listed – very typical for this time of year – and fewer pendings than the previous month, fewer closed sales for traditional sale properties. I found that surprising, since the market remains busy and I, on a personal note, have closed mostly traditional sales (versus shorts or bank-owned sales) this past month.
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If you live in downtown Puyallup, it’s an easy stroll or quick bicycle ride. Great reason to live downtown! Other persuasive arguments are the library, restaurants and coffee places (love the new Anthem!), Pioneer Park and summertime concerts, the fairgrounds. And downtown Puyallup is affordable. Trendgraphix reports an average sale price of $140,000 over the past few months. Attractive pricing, indeed, so don’t wait too long to move on a property you might like to purchase; inventory is low and homes sell quickly – 8 out of 10 homes are selling and average days on market is 68. As always, for more information about the Puyallup real estate market, please give a call, send a text or an email.